Prince Charles is celebrating his grandson Archie's birthday on Thursday despite the hostility between his father, Prince Harry.
Clarence House wished Archie a happy birthday on Instagram. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall shared a sentimental photo of himself, Prince Harry, and Archie in tribute.
“Happy birthday to Archie, who turns two today,” he wrote along with a birthday cake emoji. He shared a black and white throwback snapshot along with the post.
Prince Charles at the Paris COP21, United Nations conference on climate change in November 30, 2015 in Le Bourget, near Paris, France | Photo: Shutterstock
PRINCE CHARLES & ARCHIE
The image shows Prince Charles posing alongside his son Prince Harry as he cradled baby Archie during his christening day. Both royal men gazed at the baby while offering subtle smiles.
The Sussexes and their son moved to Canada and then America after stepping back from their royal duties last year in March. The family of three live in a mansion in Montecito, Santa Barbara.
Archie has only been publicly pictured a handful of times since his birth, including family photos of him at his christening in Windsor in July 2020.
At the time, his parents released two photographs that featured him surrounded by his immediate family, including his grandfather and his spouse, the Cambridges, and his grandmother, Doria Ragland.
BIG BROTHER VIBES
Archie is a soon-to-be older brother to a baby girl, and an insider close to Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle told "Life & Style" that he is excited to become a big brother.
“Archie can’t wait to meet his new baby sister and loves putting his hand on his mummy’s tummy and feeling the baby move,” said the source while describing him as a caring, bright, loving boy who is super-advanced for his age.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their first child in 2019, a year after Prince William and Kate Middleton's youngest son Prince Louis was born, with his siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte arriving a few years before him.
Despite the similarity in age, the cousins are unlikely to spend time growing up since Archie lives in America while they are all based in the United Kingdom.
Nonetheless, a royal author, Ingrid Seward, said the cousins might grow up to become close and bond and to start to appreciating each other when they are older.
Meanwhile, their grandfather and parents are still at crossroads with each other. Prince Charles is reportedly still upset about Prince Harry and Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Despite Prince Harry flying down for his grandfather’s funeral last month, he did not resolve issues with his dad. A source told US Weekly that the pair barely communicated while adding there continues to be a wedge between the father and son.